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Dec 18, 2012 11:35pm PST
cause minors to act aggressively. bonnie ross, a mother of two young children with her own concerns, also happens to run one of the most successful first person shooter games around -- "halo 4." while it's far more tame than the violent games many point fingers at, ross's advice is the same. what do you say to parents who say it's too violent, not good for kids? >> what i recommend is your kids are going to play games. play it with them so that you can really be there to answer questions and help them through that, and then you have to make a decision as a parent what's right for you. >> reporter: games, movies, music, comics. easy targets amidst a moral panic. >> as a society, if we focus in on the wrong issue, focus in on something that is a red herring, that is not going to help anybody, that can really distract the national conversation from serious issues. >>> and thank you for watching abc news tonight. we do hope you check in with our friends at "good morning america," bringing you the world while you rest and we're always online at abcnews.com. we have some great ways to hel
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
correspondent brian ross is back with what he knows at this hour. >> reporter: as you and dan reported, this all took place in the small town of newtown, connecticut, a place where everything is nearby. the spree ended at the elementary school, but began at the lanza family home. authorities identified the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza, seen here in a picture taken seven years ago and provided to abc news by a family friend who told us adam was obviously not well. something we also heard from a newtown real estate agent, barbara frey, a family friend. >> he was not connected with the other kids. my son played with him when they were young. and in her home, i know she was very particular. i just think she maybe had too high a standard or something, or focused too much, for whatever reason. >> so was there conflict or tension between the two of them? >> the parent and child? >> yes. >> not that i know of, but the fact that the parents were divorced must have contributed. >> the mother was the first to die according to police. adam's father and brother are being questioned by authorities in
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Dec 6, 2012 1:05am PST
. >> chilly, but dry. a portion os closed because of a rock slide. it hit the road between fort ross and meyers grade roads just north of generaller there. you can see it on the map. the debris is gone, but you can see the damage to highway 1. a small section has collapsed. cal trans hopes to have the road open again by noontime tomorrow. >>> more road troubles. there is progress, but still a long way to go in the effort to repair a massive sinkhole in love lafayette, and now they are facing a sinkhole of their own. alan wang is live where storm repairs are well underway. >> reporter: the ground is mushy out hoar tonthe coming dry the coming dry weather should give crews a chance to start rebuilding this washed out road. it will also give everyone a chance to start cleaning up. there is plenty of work to be done as the bay area starts to dry out. it took all day just to trim down the valley oak tree that fell on a home in lafayette. the tree cutters will be back tomorrow. utility and construction crews will be back on mountain view drive that collapsed on sunday night. several utility li
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
ross and meyers grade road. it washed out earth beneath the roadway, forcing a full closure in both directions. the chp and caltrans say it will take until at least next friday to get the road fixed. there's a six-mile long detour in place. caltrans says drivers should give themselves at least ten extra minutes. >> a shipment of holiday toys won't get into kids' eager hands. the concern that led officials to turn away the toys. >> also, a restaurant bill that had a group of customers in tears. coming up, a look at what was written on the receipt that the women say is just so outrageous. >> leigh: temperatures today in the 50s. warming expected. we'll look at the >> a shipment of christmas toys made in china will not be gifts for any children this holiday season. the shipment worth $18,000 was seize ted ports of los angeles and long beach. california consumer advocates say the toys contain toxic chemicals used to make rubber and plastics. >> is there always the most sunday send -- sunday send table because tad hers put everything in their mouth. >> ama: the toxic chemical has been li
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
after the first quarter. kelly through four touchdowns, three to ross. it was 34-7 at the half. san jose native, cameron marshal, strong day, carrying the ball. he scored twice as the sun devils sink navy, 52-28. >> it's great. this is my last game, college game, and i went out with a bang, and on top of that i'm at home. i feel real good right now. >> come back here, happy,, to get the win in hi home town. it's been a blast. >> syracuse and west virginia met in the pinstripe bowl. gulley rushed for 215 yards. syracuse breaks it wide open with 23 third-quarter points. gully scores again. 38-14 was the final. the orange had 376 yards rushing. like playing in the snow oring? >> ama: great weather for the kraft fight hunger bowl, and one of the organizers said that brings in more than $130 million for the city over its hoyt. >> rick: great game for a great cause. and a very inseparational store with marion griiss rung for his brother. >> ama: still to come, it's going to be a very happy new year for one south san francisco >> ama: join me tonight at 9:00 on cable 13. we'll look at what is h
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Dec 18, 2012 1:40am PST
who took so many young lives. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: increasingly, adam was so troubled he would not leave the house. and his mother, nancy, the last few months, told friends she was losing control of her 20-year-old son. >> it was just getting a little harder for her as time went on. >> reporter: nancy lanza was a regular here at this newtown bar and restaurant where the owners say she told them about her struggles with adam's behavioral and emotional problems for years. >> she home schooled him and everything. i knew he was on medication, but that's all i know. >> reporter: since elementary school at sandy hook through high school, adam was known by classmates as strange, severely shy. >> he hated looking at your eyes for more than a couple seconds. he would always look down at his paper or whatever he was doing. >> reporter: a former babysitter says he was told by the mother to never leave adam alone. >> never go to the bathroom or turn your back on him at any time. >> reporter: the former school security director, who became close to adam when he was in the
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
around guerneville up the highway gender fort ross moderate to heavy rain there -- there is flooding in forestville right now on 116. the rain is now getting close to the golden gate bridge, also towards richmond making that southerly push going to be here in the heart of the bay by 7:00, in the south bay by 9:00. >>> friday light at the bay bridge toll, no metering lights yet, minor delay for cash paying folks not too bad, lanes carpool lanes flowing5 nicely not even backed towards the first overcrossing, just now to the caltrans parking lot. no problems westbound upper deck, san mateo bridge looking good, a little crowded westbound towards the highrise bunching up on the flat section towards foster city,f6b) 17 minute drive from hayward towards san mateo, westbound 37 past mare island car off the road waiting for a tow truck, three miles past mare island one lane in each direction, they will be having to get a tow truck in you might delays in a bit. north 101 railroad avenue, spin-out right lane possibly due to hydroplaneing and flooding in the area, -- take extra caution, left lan
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
temperatures down in the 30s as that water evaporates into the air it also cools it from sea ranch, fort ross towards occidental, guerneville, forestville that whole area, blue"emj green, still, i don't think they are going to have more in the way of sprinkles if anything through the morning this is just the beginning of the system who having in. 30s, easier to talk about who is not in the 30s, -- [ unintelligible ] , today frot there, by the around clouds thick enough that light rain will start reaching the ground. showers start tomorrow morning, dry by the afternoon hours this is the extended dry period for sunday, monday and tuesday, we've been talking about all week. divide and conquer that's what we are seeing system spinning energy trying to split this area of high pressure going to flow down the coast what makes this forecast tricky, how o the coast does it get? 50 miles closer, we're talking about significant rain into the east bay valleys, 50 miles farther west, barely any rain. we are going to split it down the middle. light rain moving into the north bay during the lunch hour, all
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
area locations. we're expecting more rain still to come throughout the weekend. >> ross valley fire officials confirm a body was found among ashes of a burnt cabin. theg├║ small structure in cascade canyon near fairfax burned to the ground. the cabin so remote, firefighters needed 700 feet of hose to reach from the street to the burning structure, at one point, family members showed up at the scene. no information on the victim or the cause of the fire has been released. >> neighbors horrified in the community as police investigate the firstdu/a there is a lull before the next waves hit. >> this storm pushed east. we're just getting showers right now. our own radar on mount st. helena. the next storm could affect weekend plans looks like it's going to bring us rain and wind as well. live picture now from our emeryville camera. we do have clouds out there. atmosphere still moist. and still, skiing some wet roadways out there. so check out live doppler 7 hd. i'll show you what it looks like. showers, very light. very spotty. and a little breezy out there. first go to the north bay the
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
ross and highway 101. the winds gusting to over 26 miles an hour in san jose. rain along the coast with 30 miles an hour gusts and hayward 23 american wind gusts. hercules more moderate rain. in oakland light it moderate rain and westward on to peninsula the spotty light rain. and heavier rain along the coast is about to move in. things are certainly tick piing up as the rain pushes along the coastline here. in fact, the system is still far to the north. we will look for the rain and wind to stay with us all morning long into a portion of the afternoon. we will time that off. talk about christmas eve. a dry christmas eve. christmas day we are still looking at more rain. that's all coming up in a few minutes. >> look forward to it. thank you, lisa. this wind and rain are churning up the surf along the coast. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in pacifica. good morning, kera. are you getting pounded? >> yes, carolyn. good morning. the wind is really picking up here. my photographer had to hold the tripod and camera so they wouldn't blow over receipt before i came on air. the pin
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
medical center. and took part in the event that raised money for the hospital. >> diana ross, and conan o'brien, and psy of gangnam style fame. were among the stars at the charity concert. >> gangnam style is everywhere. >> a little controversial because he has a past where he did anti-american songs. he still appeared. >> he still appeared. >>> the upper plains and midwest digging out getting slammed by a powerful storm. >> parts of minnesota are buried under a foot and a half of snow. air travelers were thrown off course. this morning the roads are treacherous. more from abc meteorologist ginger zee. >> reporter: more than 150 flights canceled. 300 crashes on minnesota roads. and roads across western minnesota are shutting down due to blowing snow. what will likely be the biggest snowstorm in two years around the twin cities, dropping more than a foot and a half of snow in parts of the northern plains and western great lakes. look at these images from the slow moving, fargo, north dakota. the snow coming down an inch an hour at times. frozen in a sunday snowstorm in duluth, minnesota,
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
rampage. abc's chief investigator correspondent brian ross is here. and you hear the weapons used were likely licensed to his mother who is described as a gun enthusiast. >> that is correct, bianna. and authorities say they are moving quickly with more developments likely to come today in efforts to determine the how and the why of this stunning crime. police say they have already found important clues in the lanzas' four-bedroom, $600,000 home where the killer's mother, 52-year-old nancy lanza, was the first victim. >> hopefully painting the complete picture as to how and more importantly why this occurred. >> reporter: authorities now say nancy lanza owned the same style of guns that her son used to kill her and the 26 victims at the elementary school. the medical examiner said most were killed with multiple shots from the high-powered semiautomatic rifle. >> this probably is the worst i have seen. >> reporter: the connection between adam lanza and the sandy hook elementary school goes back to the time he went to school there, and his mother worked as a teacher's aide. according to a
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
is too dry underneath it cloverdale, fort ross, the highway, annapolis road all that dry even though you can see radar returns i am coolest east bay valleys, frost towards napa, redwood city frost 30 two 39 san jose, 40 oakland, -- 44 san francisco, cooler monterey bay, mid 30s, 29 inland to gilroy. today increasing clouds, breezes and temperatures ahead of our next systempjn├▒ rain and milder temperatures tonight. rain tomorrow through sunday high pressure dry air undercutting the storm now and slowing forward progress, lunchtime everybody seeing increase in clouds, a few sprinkles in the for the bay 50 steadier rain, moderate in santa rosa going to stay for the better part of the evening the steady light rain starts to move across 80 by midnight, heaviest rain will move in overnight night and taper to light rain for tomorrow's morning commute, behind that after the noon hour, waves of showers and windy conditions throughout the afternoon, evening, next system with heaviest rain saturday morning around 4:00, moving through the heart of the bay, out of here, steady variety by 8:00, l
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
. -- >>> new pressure on ross mirkarimi to step down. petition urging him to resign. a group says they want to avoid a costly recall which they have threatened, they hope to get 50,000 signatures. anti-domestic violence advocates have been trying to oust him after he bruised his wife's arm in a new year's eve argument. >>> this morning police are telling people in a fremont neighborhood about a package thief on the loose. surveillance camera caught him in the act, watch as the driver of that white car walks to the front door of a home. he grabs the package, uses his jacket to conceal it and drives off. this happened saturday at a house on logan drive. anyone with information about that person is asked to call fremont police. >>> abc7 news has learned state public health department has decertified a facility. that facility cares for patients with intellectual disabilities there have been charges of faulty investigations into incidents of patients being harmed including a story we break that patients were being tased, the facility will lose its medicaid funding with >>> oakland mayor has aske
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am PST
right now, developing news in the north bay police in ross will resume their search for a suspected drunk driver after they lost him near the college of marin, the driver bolted from his car during a traffic stop on sir francis drake after midnight, officers chased him and lost sight of him near stadium way. rescue team from the fire department searched but were unable to find that driver. >>> the same flooding that chased hundreds out of their peninsula hopes last night is threatening to undermine levees lining the creek. terry mcsweeney is live in palo alto, officials are keeping a close eye on things there's promising news there, right? >> reporter: yeah, there is. if you look at the creek now, it is dropping even in the hour since our first report this morning, dropping steadily since last night, ian if you can show the mud give people an idea how high this got, here, over the bridge to where we are standing now it has dropped significantly. video last night, started in palo alto by the four seasons hotel, at one point at university avenue exit on 101, chp had to escort cars alo
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
word repeated over and over again -- why. abc's chief investigative reporter brian ross has spent the day uncovering details about the 20-year-old shooter. brian? >> cynthia, he was armed to the teeth with legally purchased guns and went from obscurity to infamy. until today, adam lanza was known mostly in his neighborhood as someone who did not play well with others. adam lanza was a child of an affluent connecticut town and the child of divorce. a family friend, barbara frey, told abc's jim avila that the son was troubled and the mother was demanding of him. >> he was not connected with the other kids. my son played with him when they were young. and in her home, i know she was very particular. i just think she maybe had too high of standards or something. or focused only too much for whatever reason. >> so was there conflict? was there some kind of tension between the two of them? parent and child? >> not that i know of, but i think the fact that the parents were divorced must have contributed to it. >> reporter: tonight, adam's brother ryan and his father peter, a ge tax lawyer, w
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Dec 16, 2012 9:00am PST
investigative correspondent brian ross has the latest. >> police say they already found important clues in the lanza's four-bedroom, $600,000 home where the killer's mother , 52-year-old nancy lanza, was the first victim. >> and hopefully painting the complete picture of how and more importantly why this occurred. >> authorities say nancy lanza owned the same stale guns her son used to kill her and the 26 victims at the elementary school. most were killed with multiple shots from the high powered semiautomatic weapon. >> this is probably the worst i have seen. >> the connection between adam lanza and the sandy hook elementary school was when he went to school there and his mother was a teacher's aid. according to his mother's sister. >> she had problems with school and she ended up home schooling him. she battled with the school district. in what capacity i am not certain if it was behavior or learning disabilities. >> as a fuller picture began to emerge, including his membership in the high school tech club, former classmates told abc news he was a smart, but socially awkward student. >>
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
much rain. north bay most of the rain sea ranch to fort ross not to jenner yet, those areas have seen sporadic light rain during the morning. most rainfall enough to make the ground wet, it hasn't made it as far south as santa rosa yet. a little light rain exiting napa towards sacramento over the next hour. pretty health healthy wall of water. this storm is going to bring rain later on during the evening and overnight hours until then, most of the north bay will get rain through the daylight hours. >>> stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. you can track the systems any time with live doppler at abc7news.com. reminder, we want to see your weather photos send them to ureport. >>> the alameda county sheriff's department is under fire because it wants to buy an unmanned aerial system for surveillance purposes. some people call these drones. civil liberties groups say this was didn't in secret. >> reporter: they don't like how it appeared on the agenda today. the aclu is watching this carefully, wants it debated in public. here are pictures. the two sides can't agre
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
ross sprinkles even light rain in the grind -- in the green around sea ranch, mendocino, lake county up towards eureka and crescent city the steadier rain now. around the bay mainly cloudy, 50, by noon steadier rain starts to move into the north bay where it will stay by 4:00 then all of us light rain during the evening temperatures in the 50s inland a few sprinkles this morning rain in the north bay by noon, rain will stay there through 4:00, then light rain will move into the east bay valleys after 7:00, temperatures around 50 at the coast mainly cloudy upper 40s to near 50 now rain along the north bay beaches noon stays there 4:00 then starts heading south at 7:00. >>> still following breaking news out of . crews on the scene of major -- house fire, large home on stagler lane still burning that is a rural area. dispatchers got the call after 3:30 this morning they are still trying to put it you, no injuries reported. >>> in san francisco, nudity rights activists are promising to go full frontal at today's meeting if a controversial ban on public nudity is passed. terry mcsweeney j
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Dec 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
investigative reporter brian ross tracking reports as they come in. he has the latest. >> reporter: tonight police identified the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza in a picture here taken 7 years ago and provided to abc news by a family friend. a relative told abc news that dam was obviously not well. something we also heard from family friends in newtown who described the young man as troubled, described his mother nancy as very rigid. this all took place in this tiny connecticut town, a shooting spree that ended at the elementary school but first began at the lanza family home, which was nearby. police late today said his mother's body was found in the family home. state and federal authorities believe his mother may have once worked at the elementary school where adam went on his deadly rampage, although he was not a teacher, perhaps a volunteer. authorities also searched the new jersey apartment of adam's older brother ryan in hoboken. police initially identified ryan as the killer unless nl she sent out tweets saying it wasn't me, i was at work all day. police are questioning wry ryian
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Dec 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
a pair of touchdowns. kelly through four tds, this one to ross,. 34-7 after the break. san jose native marshaled a a good day, he scored twice as the sun devils sink navy, 62-28. they finish 8-5. >>> tonight the warriors are at home against boston. golden state is ten games over .500. they're playing very well. >> ama: thank you. coming up. see how one city is >> ama: coming up in a half hour at 6:00, a woman robbed in san francisco, and her dog killed right in front of her. tonight we'll hear from the victim of the vicious crime. >>> and taking a stand against crime in oakland. one group is honoring one of the youngest victims of violence in oakland last year. join it at 6:00. >> the fast-approaching fiscal cliff is no laughing matter but sometime you have to have a sense of humor. some portland, oregon residents have taken their disappointment in congress to the street, or street sign. this road sign, now instead of road ininstructions it reads, fiscal cliff ahead. turn around, don't go over. captioned by closed captioning services inc. >>> this is "world news." tonight -- rou
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Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
, roadwork. >>> good morning. here's a look at live doppler, northwest corner sonoma, sea ranch to fort ross on highway 1, a little wet weather around annapolis road, slowly moving east it is very light, the best chance of any real significant wet weather for the next hour or so is going to remain to our north. we will see a few sprinkles and a little scattered light rain in the north bay through the morning. better chance of rain moving through the north bay during the afternoon whether you are at the coast in the north or inland at the north you are going to have rain the rest of us mostly cloudy with low to mid 60s. >>> students will be back in class this morning at a marin county middle school closed because of storm damage. a culvert backed up flooding four classrooms, library and administrative offices. significant damage at white hill middle school, flooring annuals may have to be replaced. -- and walls may have to be replaced. >>> road crews and mountain residents are still dealing with a lot of damage from the weekend storms. lilian kim shows the effort to clean downed trees and reo
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Dec 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
relationship with his mother. here's our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross. >> reporter: the connection between adam lanza and sandy hook elementary school, goes back to when he was a student. his mother, nancy, worked as a teacher's aide there. according to adam's aunt. >> i know that she had issues with school. she eventually wound up home schooling him. she battled with the school district, in what capacity, i'm not certain. if it was behavior or learning disabilities. >> reporter: among those killed on friday, the school psychologist, mary sherlach, who worked with troubled students at sandy hook since 1994, which would include the time that adam was a student there. >> as far anything really wrong with him, nobody ever said anything. >> reporter: as a fuller picture of adam lanza began to emerge, including his membership in the high school tech club, former classmates told abc news that he was a smart but socially awkward student. >> he always carried a briefcase. >> reporter: another former classmate told david muir that adam was a loner. >> almost very timid. very
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: increasingly, adam was so troubled he would not leave the house, and his mother, nancy, in the last few months, told friends she was losing control of her 20-year-old son. >> it was just getting a little harder for her as time went on. >> reporter: nancy lanza was a regular that newtown bar and restaurant, where the owners say she told them about her struggling with adam's emotional and behavioral problems for years. >> she home schooled him and everything. so, you know, i knew he was on medication, but that's all i know. >> reporter: since elementary school at sandy hook, through high school, adam was known by classmates as strange, severely shy. >> he hated looking into your eyes for more than a couple seconds. he'd always look down at his paper, whatever he was doing. >> reporter: a former baby-sitter says he was told by the mother to never leave adam alone. >> never even go to the bathroom or turn your back on him at any time. >> reporter: the former school security director who became close to adam when he was in
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
response last night from mayor lee. >>> new pressure on embattled sheriff ross mirkarimi to step down. a petition is urging him to resign. a group says they want to avoid a costly recall bat which they've threatened. they hope to get 50,000 signatures. anti-domestic violence advocates have been trying to oust him. >>> governor broken says he will stay on-the-job and keep his daily routine going while he continues to be treated for prostate cancer. he lifted weights yesterday a few hours before his office revealed that he's been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. brown's doctors call his chances for a full recovery excellent in part because they detected the disease early. this after the governor had a cancerous skin growth removed from his nose last year. >>> state public health department decertified facility. the facility cares for patients with intellectual disabilities there have been charges of investigations into incidents of patients harped, including a story we broke that patients were being tased. decertification means the facility will lose its medicaid funding. >>> tr
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in white hall middle school took significant damage when a culvert backed up, flooding four classrooms. the library and administrative offices were flooded. >> anticipating flooring replaced depending on what the damage is. we may need to remove furniture. it's attached to the wall. >> 620 students attend this school. >> from floods to fallen trees people are digging out from the mess. this huge pine tree came crashing down from across the street. a neighbor managed to turn that off. homeowner still without gas but says the city was quick to help with clean up. >> there is where they had been working almost 24 hours. here they cleaned up and were very professional. >> clean up crews have been busy in almost every part of the bay area from fences and streets in san franc
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
frigid waters early monday morning in ross near the college of marin. police stopped him for a possible dui he ran. officers chased him until he jumped into the water. >>> state senator jerry hill of san mateo will introduce a bill to require repeat drunk drivers to blow into a breathalyzer before they hit is holding a news conference in redwood city to announce the legislation this morning at 10. it would require ignition interlock devices on vehicles after a second dui conviction. the device requires a breath sample before the engine can start. right now it is up to the cores to decide whether a driver has to have -- to the courts to decide whether a driver has to have one in the car. >>> expect to see more officers tonight through new year's eve. chp and other law enforcement agent sears cracking down on drunk drivers, -- starting 6:00 through monday night. >>> high school senior faces possibility of being expelled in san francisco after she wrote a poem that her school. 17-year-old courtni webb attended live learning an card me of treasure island. she read her poem and explained wha
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
nonstop since the weekend trying to protect homes. friday massive oak fell on a woman's home in ross splitting her roof in two, luckily she wasn't hurt but her home of 60 years suffered major damage. terry mcsweeney will have a live report from cortamadera with more storm watch coverage in 30 minutes. >>> similar scene in san mateo, the rain soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree upright. the mess it created at central park on el camino real yesterday downtown san mateo, massi cleanup, it blocked traffic for several hours. one person reported a minor injury. more rain concern in marin for some residents digging out after a small creek overflowed, one resident in the sleepy hollow section snapped pictures. six inches of mud covered his lawn and filled his pool four inches of water, ruined floors in two homes. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. you can track the storm any time on abc7news.com. when weather hits your area, we want to see it. our photos. >>> it -- it is raining hard in berkeley now making harder for police investigating who shot
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Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
attorney, all three are on the record saying that ross mercurini should not be sheriff because of his conviction stemming from the argument with his wife. but the sheriff says he supports the mayor's peace at home campaign. >> we are move together and moving forward. good work is getting done. the light side and the positive side, which you are catching on camera is our toy drive at woman's resource center, affiliated with the sheriffs department. >> that's where we caught up with him he feel says he will not resign, even though there is an effort to recall him. he says he is not focuses on the recall. coming up at 6:00, we will hear from the director of the domestic violence consortium about why this campaign is needed and why it has nothing to do with the sheriff. >> all right. thank you. there is still no word on a motive for the shooting spree that killed two shoppers tuesday at a suburban portland, oregon, mall. but friends ofia cob roberts insist he was the least likely person to go on a spree. his ex-girlfriend said he had quit his job, sold his stuff and had a plane ticket to
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
portion of highway 1 in sonoma county is closed because of a rock slide it hit between fort ross and meyers grade roads north of jenner debris is gone you can see the damage small section collapse caltrans hopes to have the road open by noon today. >>> small community in the santa cruz mountains is being asked to conserve water after the weather stirred up the region's main water source. department of public works urging residents in the area to scale back, water clarity in the alpine creek is not acceptable for drinking standards. it should take a couple more days. until then the county will continue to import water. >>> stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. track every storm this season any time with live doppler at abc7news.com. >>> we are learning more about the woman who was gunned down while riding her bike tuesday. 56-year-old pam mullins had -- make that 50-year-old pam mullins was shot in the head as she road her -- as she rode her bike. candles spelled out her name. those who knew mullins say she devoted her life to caring for officers. she was a caregive
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
, three to ross. the sun devils sink navy, 62-28. they finish 8-5. and later today the 49ers host arizona while the raiders close out their season at san diego. of course, i'll have all the highlights for you tonight at five. for sports on this sunday morning, i'm rick kwan. i'll see you later today. >> up next, a family in mourning after a father and son are killed fishing in the bay. and the end of the free ride for sunday drivers in san francisco. a new policy for parking meters >> we are continuing to follow breaking news in san jose where fire investigators are into their tenth hour looking into the cause of an apartment fire that killed three people and sent three others to the hospital, including a san jose police officer. the officer was treated for breathing smoke after he went inside a burning second floor apartment on bridgeport court just after 11:00 last night. he managed to rescue one resident. the bodies of two adults and one child were found inside. two others were taken to local hospitals for smoke inhalation. 56 people who live in that complex are now displaced.
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
. it's raining right now in clover dale a long highway 101. you can see here sea ranch fort ross jenner now starting to pick up moderate rainfall. around continue barn -- tin barn road, moderate rain this, is gibbing to move towards us so watch out. the wind is already picking up. temperatures though winds picked up, are running milder than yesterday at this time. we have low 50s to low 60s. gusts right now at sfo gusting to 35 miles per hour starting to get gusty in concord, santa rosa. 25, half moon bay, gusts 31 miles per hour. wet, windy for morning commute. wleer looking at more rain for the weekend. hang on to rain gear, you're going to need it. here is a look at the slow-moving storm. it's what we had expected. the rain would be in towards yu kaia#x and slowly sagging our way. we do have a couple waves of rain for upcoming weekend. we may see possibilities of thunder. 7:00 p.m. not shifting very far. as we head into the one two,, 3:00 hour, it's still in the same area, light to moderate rain for 5:00 a.m. commute. we'll continue to see winds gust agent times, hang on to steering
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
area, fort ross, towards jennifer, highway 1, moderate rain and some spotty, light returns there. san bruno. very light returns in shar park road. here is a look at timing. 7:00 tonight we have rain along coastline. you'll notice that as we head into 10:00 or 11:00 smrks advances inland could continue to see some snow up into mountains north of us and around mount hamilton. 5:00 a.m. is lking at showers, the question will this wind down? i'll let you know when we come back. >> we have got light rain today. but impact of the past storms still being felt across the bay area, trees continue to topple over though it's been dry today. this giant oak crashed to the ground on laurel street. did cut power lines. crews have been working chopping up trees, pg&e working to fix the damaged to the lines. great news for great highway tonight. a stretch of the roadway along san francisco coastline has been closed for the past several days because of flooding and late today, public works department reopened it to northbound and southbound traffic. >> the national weather service confirms a rare touch
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
highway one will be closed, went fort ross and mirier road is badly damaged. mud and rocks fell on the road wednesday. you can see a lot of the highway is simply washed away, and that's going to take time to fix. officials are looking to re-open the road next friday afternoon. >>> still to come, homemade explosive detonated and tonight the two bay area teens in big trouble. >>> the backpack that does more than just carry around your books. it could help save a life. >>> the propose s.a.t. -- proposal that got a bit turned around. >> leigh: we're expecting warming. we'll look at the numbers. >> ama: tonight al alameda fire officials are calling a fire at a restaurant suspicious. firefighter arrived on scene after 6:00 this morning and managed to contain the flames to the interior of the building. >>> pleasant hill police arrested two teenagers suspected of blowing up a mail box with a pipe bomb. the explosion shook neighbors' windows and woke up several people. the residents of the home didn't want us to use their name but did speak with us. >> the police came really fast? >> they did.
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
ross and meyers grade roads just north of generaller there. you can see it on the map. the debris is gone, but you can see the damage to highway 1. a small section has collapsed. cal trans hopes to have the road open again by noontime tomorrow. >>> more road troubles. there is progress, but still a long way to go in the effort to repair a massive sinkhole in love lafayette, and now they are facing a sinkhole of their own. alan wang is live where storm repairs are well underway. >> reporter: the ground is mushy out hoar tonight, but the coming dry weather should give crews a chance to start rebuilding this washed out road. it will also give everyone a chance to start cleaning up. there is plenty of work to be done as the bay area starts to dry out. it took all day just to trim down the valley oak tree that fell on a home in lafayette. the tree cutters will be back tomorrow. utility and construction crews will be back on mountain view drive that collapsed on sunday night. several utility lines were snapped after debris clogged the culvers and floodwaters rushed under theoad. >> they
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Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
far over the edge. abc's brian ross joins us now with the latest on that part of the story. brian, any answers seem unsatisfying as dan just put it. >> reporter: he was armed to the teeth with high-powered weapons, that authorities say were legally obtained by someone in his family. and in an hour, adam lanza went from obscurity to infamy. authorities overnight were questioning family members of the 20-year-old killer. a man believed to be adam's older brother, ryan, left a new jersey police station, as authorities sought to figure out what turned the youngest member of the lanza family into a madman. >> we'll go backwards as far as we have to go in this investigation. and hopefully we'll stumble on answers. >> reporter: federal agents they say recovered two high-powered pistols from the scene, and a semiautomatic rifle, called a bush master, similar to this one. both adams mother and father were licensed to own such weapons, according to federal agents. >> these crimes involve planning and thoughtfulness and strategizing, in order to put the plan together. so, what may appear to
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Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
investigation, brian ross our chief investigative correspondent and, brian, investigators are beginning to piece together what happened in that terrifying ten minutes in the school. >> that's right, george, they say they are making good progress in knowing much of the how, although less of the why of the stunning crime. in particular, they are focusing on the weapons used, there were three weapons recovered, two handguns and a semiautomatic assault-style rifle that authorities believe was owned actually by adam lanza's mother, nancy. her friends say she was a gun enthusiast who bought the weapons for self-defense when she was divorced and lived in a large home by herself and often took her sons, her friends say, to a nearby firing range for target practice. >> so they confirm that the weapons belonged to her, but there had also been some reports, at least one in the "l.a. times" that the shooter may have tried to buy a weapon recently. >> our reporting doesn't confirm that, and the fact is in connecticut, there is a waiting period to buy any weapon. you need a permit to buy a handgun, not
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
behind the tragic shooting this past friday. abc's brian ross has been following the story from the very start. and he joins with us the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. police say they will go back to the day that adam lanza was born in their efforts to figure out the twisted motive behind this rampage. and why a young man so troubled would be given access to such powerful weapons by his mother. even taken to target practice by her. every gun shop and range within 15 miles of the crime scene is being canvassed by police and federal agents. >> they want to look at the last couple months to see what was going on. >> reporter: authorities want to know why nancy lanza bought the bushmaster rifle that her son would use to kill her and other victims. >> that weapon, from the day it was built, to the day it was here, we'll look at it from stem to stern, who has had it. all of the clips, ammunitions. >> reporter: demonstrated here on the company youtube channel, the bushmaster rifle can fire 45 rounds in a minute, slightly modified so it is legal for sale, desp
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am PST
touchdowns. sun devils led after the first quarter. and kelly threw four touchdowns, three to ross. the sun devils sink navy, 62-28. they finish 8-5. >> and later today the 49ers host arizona while the raiders close out their season at san diego. of course, i'll have all the highlights for you tonight at five. for sports on this sunday morning, i'm rick kwan. i'll see you later today. >>> coming up next, a family in mourning after a father and son are killed fishing in the bay. and the end of the free ride for sunday drivers in san francisco. a new policy for parking meters that many find unfair. >> we continue to follow breaking news. san jose fire officials are beginning what one says will be a long investigation into a fatal fire that began late last night. three people, including a baby, died when flames swept through an apartment building. it was on bridgeport court after 11:00 last night. he managed to rescue one resident. the bodies of two adults and one child were found inside. two others were taken to local hospitals for smoke inhalation. 56 people who live in that complex
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Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
doppler 7hd right now we see the heavy returns up through highway 101, cloverdale and ross. all this will continue to sink southward. here we are in the southern marin county, richmond, lighter rain to the east and berkeley. not quite reaching the east bay in concord. taking you into alamo. also lafayette and light shower activity. if you are not feeling the rain, you are feeling the wind. a little bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash flood watch through the evening hours. so the heaviest rain will continue to sink to the south of us throughout the morning hours and the wind advisory is up through noon today. we are looking at south winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour and we are seeing the gusts already up to 50 miles an hour
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Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
first quarter. and kelly threw four touchdowns, three to ross. the sun devils sink navy 62-28. they finish 8-5. and later today the 49ers host arizona while the raiders close out their season at san diego. of course, i'll have all the highlights for you tonight at five. for sports on this sunday morning, i'm rick kwan. i'll see you later today. >>> coming up next, the family in mourning after a father and son are killed fishing in the bay. and the end of the free ride for sunday drivers in san francisco. a new policy for parking meters that many f >> breaking news. san jose fire officials are beginning what one says will be a long investigation into a fatal fire that began late last night. three people, including a baby, died when flames swept through an apartment building. abc7 news reporter kera klapper joins us live from the scene. good morning. >> good morning. as you mentioned, three people are dead this morning and crews are still here on the scene more than six hours after the initial calls came in to report the fire. this is in an multi--building apartment complex but fortun
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Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
watts but westerling has bigger dreams but that relies on listener again ross fi ti thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> the presz on gun violence as mer school shooting victims are laid to rest. tonight officials explain why they want to study the gunman's brain. >> i'm sandhya patel. record setting cold temperatures this morning and how chilly tonight and when rain will be moving in, coming up. >> and our breaking news story. the brazen freeway shooting into a car on a south bay freeway. shattered windows only tell part of the frightening story. >> good evening, i'm ama daetz. >> the freeway shooting happen today. >> police shut down the freeway, searching for evidence of who fired several shots at a marine recruiter's car as he was driving southbound. >> that marine able to pull over. >> have you to say it's a lucky man. thetgbe three or more bullet that's pierced the card him as he was driving southbound between sievens creek and deanza boulevard. now, you can see from sky 7, video. the vehicle shows evidence of three bullet hole
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Dec 16, 2012 6:00am PST
fort ross north of jenner. a series of storms hit the area. engineers have determined the work is going to take longer than expected. experts and political leaders from connecticut to try to answer the questions. can any measures be taken to prevent mass shootings in the future. it is a special edition of this week this morning at 8 right here on nbc 7. >>> egypt's islamists are claiming a majority vote on the country's proposed charter. it has a narrow majority in the first round on a referendum backed constitution. the brotherhood's account shows nearly 57 percent 26 million voters moir voting is set to take place in the country's remaining 25 million voters. the egyptian president hails from the group which accurately predicted past election results. japanese voters are voting in a general election that will give the country 7th prime minister in years. they will back the liberal democratic party giving it another chance they call tsunami politics play a role nearly a year after that disaster. thousands of japanese are still suffering through a second winter waiting for their h
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00am PST
. but from bodega way through fort ross and genre, heavier rain. and the winds have been gusting to 20 miles an hour in oakland. at least 15 miles an hour around mountain view and hayward. and also our coast. 32 miles an hour wind gusts half moon bay. so between pacifica and half moon bay we have the heavier rain. lighter rain from walt nut creek to berkeley. you see a darker shade of green right across the bay. and down around half moon bay, light rain right now but you see from the santa cruz mountains we have the moisture beginning to pick up along the mountains here. this will continue throughout the rest of the morning hours. in fact, the loop of the past several hours, and you will see how the darker yellows get into play here. also up in the north bay. pretty soon this all pushes on shore here. 48 antioch with a light rain in fairfield. heavy rain, gusty winds this morning, clearing out by the afternoon and evening hours. dry tomorrow for christmas day. the wind advisory through 1:00 in the north bay and 3:00 for san francisco. and the southern salinas valley. possibility of
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
news from the north bay, police in ross and search and rescue teams have put search for a dui suspect on hold after he jumped into a frigid creek this morning he bolted from his car midnight officers were chasing him on along a trail near the college of marin an officer saw him jump into the creek. officers followed along until a swift water rescue team from the southern marin fire department arrived, the suspect either got away or drowned. they will resume the search at sunrise. >>> on the peninsula, emergency officials keeping a close eye on the levees that tfplt m is live in palo alto. >> reporter: good news and not so good news. good news, the creek is really gone down quite a bit we do here a little before 4:30, we've been doing reports all morning. it is going down dramatically. but, the problem is not over. last night the creek was overflowing and causing hundreds to be evacuated in the garden subdivision in east palo alto. again, no rain now, hasn't rained for many hours. creek going down. but, there is concern that the levee 600 feet worth of it, may have been damaged as a re
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Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
charges. brian ross reports. >> reporter: when the most ruthless of the mexican drug cartels wanted to hide their money, they went to hsbc. so did hamas and al qaeda, along with iran and other countries and the u.s. financial blacklist. all customers of a bank known well around the word. but given much less prominence in the announcement was a deferred prosecution agreement with hsbc, meaning there will be no prosecution of the bank or its top executives. despite more than a decade of dealing with criminals and terrorists. >> this is a very just, very real and very powerful result. >> you don't think the bank got off easy? >> no, and i don't think the bank thinks it got off easy. >> reporter: but with $38 billion in profits over just the last two years alone, hsbc can easily afford its $1.92 billion payment. >> this is a signal to other banks that if you do this kind of stuff, you'll get a parking ticket, you'll pay the fine and move on. >> reporter: since this summer, when executives ducked questions from abc news, lawyers argued that a successful prosecution of hsbc could have put th
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
>>> welcome back. beautiful pictures of clouds around the bay east from sutro to mount diablo, fort ross, jenner, sea ranch to windsor where we are having waves of light rain now where they are going to stay during the daylight hours low to mid 50s right no [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. featured now at sizzler. tri tip sirloin with fried shrimp, malibu chicken, or grilled shrimp. starting at just $9.99. sizzler. >>> watch this video closely. routine traffic stop, turned into a dramatic rescue. look at that. a young man kidnapped, put into the trunk of his own car. the police were finally able to track him down. we're going to tell you how. >> he just kind of hopped out. that's the most amazing thing. >> just incredible. elizabeth vargas here. hi to robin at home recovering today. >>> we're also going to have the latest twist in that lottery murder trial in florida. the defendant has an escort after the jury felt th
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
would he target such small children? abc's chief investigative reporter brian ross has been tracking that part of the story since the beginning. what have you learned? >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. authorities say they expect more progress today as they figure out the how and the why of what happened. but even veteran detectives and agents are having a hard time at the scene. he had a huge quantity of bullets left for his high-powered weapons. >> all weapons have multiple magazines and additional ammunition. >> reporter: as to his motive, officials tell abc news that computers removed from the home over the weekend provide important clues to his twisted thinking. it was here he killed his first victim, his mother, 52-year-old nancy lanza, who friends said had become more and more concerned about adam's issues over the last few months. >> it was harder for her as time went on, as he was getting through school. >> reporter: adam's parents were divorced three years ago. his mother was left to deal with him alone, according to her friends. >> she took care of him the best she cou
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